Bloody Bones by Laurell K Hamilton (Anita Blake #5)

01 Mar

I just find that the Anita Blake books are genuinely getting better as I progress through the series. I found in the first one especially a bit confusing and it didn’t grip me hugely but now… I’m addicted.

I love Anita’s character. She is definitely not perfect and she has a skewed outlook on a few different parts of her life but she’s just so gripping and it’s the flaws in her personality that make you love her all the more. Jean-Claude, also, I’ve grown to really love as a character. He’s so dangerous and mysterious but at the same time you can’t help but feel like he definitely has a certain respect and even love for Anita that makes you think that he does have a softer side even if it may be buried deep within him. I’m also so glad that Larry was reintroduced in this book as I was really looking forward to seeing Anita’s teaching methods and she sure didn’t disappoint. He’s a cutie though and even though he’s new at his job and everything is hugely new to him he handles it surprisingly well and has strong morals that he tries desperately to hold onto even though Anita has let her’s slide hugely.

The plotline was really interesting with first the whole graveyard of 300 year old bodies to raise and then the whole scary pedophile vampire murdering young boys. The parts with Serephina and the rest of her gang were scary to say the least. I feel like Hamilton really has a great method of pulling her audience into a scene and making it feel really tense and terrifying. I loved it!

All in all these books keep getting better and the Killing Dance is already winging its way to me in an envelope from somewhere!


Posted by on March 1, 2012 in Book Review


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6 responses to “Bloody Bones by Laurell K Hamilton (Anita Blake #5)

  1. Raven Marlow

    March 2, 2012 at 12:06 am

    Obsidian Butterfly is one of my favorites, and you’re coming up on it soon. Done will tell you it goes downhill from there, and that just depends on what you are looking for. I love the action in the books, no matter what. They do get a bit sexual later on in the series (like Incubus Dreams) but it smoothes out after a bit. Stick with our if you can. I’m still anxiously awaiting the next release in June!

    I just wanted to give you a heads up so that you are not surprised when it comes.

    • Raven Marlow

      March 2, 2012 at 12:15 am

      Oh I just looked at your tbr list. From those I recognize, which is quite a few, they don’t compare to what is to come. Some are near pornographic with the amount of detail. I’ll stress Incubus Dreams again because she had a baby and was told to rewrite a month from her deadline, so a great deal of that is just sex. Again, just a heads up so you’re not shocked. I still love the books even though I don’t enjoy those parts so much.

  2. Tilly Slaton

    March 3, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Heh I love Blake .. I want to Read her series again but .. I have to read black dagger brotherhood before tohr’s book comes out march 27th!!!

    • Raven Marlow

      March 3, 2012 at 11:47 pm

      Tilly, that sounds interesting too. What’s it about?

      LKH is always going to be one of my faves, no matter what. She turned me into a reader (see my blog for clarification). My top three are Kim Harrison, LKH and Anne Bishop (on no particular order.

  3. Tilly Slaton

    March 4, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Well hello there Raven 🙂

    The Black Dagger Brotherhood is a paranormal romance series by J.R. Ward 🙂 It’s positively fanastic!! Looking for some review links for you now (I do not post spoilers; all of my reviews are safe)

    Dark Lover – Book 1…

    Lover Eternal – Book 2…

    Lover Awakened – Book 3…

    Lover Revealed – Book 4 …

    I have read this series twice already 🙂 I am going to whip through them this week (I have a psych exam, so we shall see if I accomplish this task) and post reviews the remaining books in the series.

    This series is a MUST read for any paranormal lovers.


  4. Arlasworld

    March 15, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Raven I’ve heard so much about the sex in Anita Blake books that I’m actually looking forward to it as up til now I’ve seen very little!! Take Tillys advice and check out the Black Dagger Brotherhood series it’s awesome but a word of warning…

    You will get hooked!!!


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